Two of the South Shore’s Best Outdoor Dining Spots Offer Up More Than Good Food and Great Views

July 22, 2022 By Robin Young

Life provides so many wonderous reasons to celebrate, from major milestones to everyday accomplishments and it’s more important than ever that we take inventory of the good things and celebrate together.

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Since opening its doors back in 2016, The Range Bar & Grille of Hingham has been bringing families and friends together. Whether you’re meeting up after work for cocktails and conversation, spending date night out on the patio or making it a Sunday Funday with the entire family -- hitting buckets of balls down at the driving range and enjoying lunch with the kids, The Range is the perfect blank canvas for summer memories you’ll treasure for years to come. The Range’s spectacular patio and expansive driving range are second-to-none in the area, leading to its consistent designation as a top-spot for outdoor dining on the South Shore. The creators of this must-visit destination are Will O’Connell and Jim Bristol, two area business owners with a mutual love for all things sports, especially golf. Their genius is evident as soon as you walk into The Range, its upscale-sports-bar-theme solidified by a creative cocktail list, inspired food menu and dozens of televisions, including a centrally located, one-of-a-kind jumbotron ensuring there is not a bad seat in the house to catch the Sox or cheer on the Pats, Celtics and Bruins.

Many people don’t know that just down the road in Weymouth is The Range’s sister property, Weathervane Golf Club. A full-service clubhouse, complete with a restaurant, an expansive patio overlooking the golf course’s signature ninth hole and multiple event spaces, Weathervane Golf Club combines chef-inspired cuisine, a trendy cocktail list and all the charm of the quaint Weathervane Village Community where the clubhouse sits nestled. Open to the public, the Tavern at Weathervane Golf Club is a hidden gem and the perfect spot to enjoy Sunday brunch outside on the patio or dinner and drinks inside the tavern or at the bar.

Perhaps the best and most little-known detail about these spots: Their immaculate private event spaces!

At Weathervane Golf Club, there are two gorgeous spaces which are perfect almost any type of celebration. With vaulted ceilings and beautiful natural light from windows overlooking the patio and golf course, the Hemingway Room can accommodate up to 100 guests and is simply perfect for wedding showers, baby showers, intimate weddings, retirement parties and more. On the lower level, with dazzling oversized windows that overlook the ninth hole, the Ericson Room accommodates up to 36 guests and is the ideal canvas for showers, rehearsal dinners, business meetings and other more intimate events. Weathervane also offers full clubhouse buyouts for larger events and fundraisers.

New in 2021, The Range opened a stunning new event room, complete with a private patio overlooking the driving range. This space accommodates up to 55 guests and has already become an area-favorite for showers, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and more! With delicious menu options reflective of fan-favorites from the main restaurant, your go-to spot for lunch and dinner can now be the backdrop for some of your most important celebrations.

“The South Shore is my home,” says O’Connell, who also owns and operates several other area restaurants. “I love knowing that other families are just as excited to visit Range and Weathervane as my own children are. We are all making memories.”

Whether it’s a major milestone like an engagement or an everyday accomplishment like dinner out after the first day of school, don’t let another special occasion pass without celebrating with the people you love!

For more information on dining or events at The Range or Weathervane Golf Club, visit and

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